I still find them hard to beat. Though I'm still only a low level in alteil 2(level 13 atm.) I mainly play Jp because of Lavato Heroes where I'm level 30ish. I must admit, the new sphere is amazing! If you lose your units its nearly impossible to win, but if you can combo them with other units they are amazing. I'm currently comboing my new sphere cards with the falkow starter to great success.